Nakatsugawa, Magome and Tsumago

A full day’s travel from Hiroshima to Nakatsgawa via Nagoya meant arriving too late to do much the day before. As well as collecting some walks information we did have time for a quick look at the wonderful displays of artworks (plus food, local sweet delicacies etc) at the Tourist Information Centre in Nakatsugawa.

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So after our buffet breakfast we took two buses to reach the start of our main planned walk for the day at the hill town of Magome. Lots of tourists joined us by leaving the bus in Magome

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but after walking up through the somewhat touristy section we found only a few other walkers with us. Into the forest we went. Quite often we had streams of water running near the path. From time to time we passed through small hamlets.

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A couple of times we crossed over the streams as we walked.

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At one point when we were quite high up we came to a series of raised boardwalks which were signposted asking us for our own safety to stay on the boardwalk not go near the soft edges.

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Near the end we were challenged by a stony downhill section.

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After that we crossed a bridge at the edge of a small farming hamlet.

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One of the houses even had the rice drying on a rack.

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Here are some photos of Tsumago, our end destination for the walk, which prides itself on the main row of well maintained/restored houses. It was also where we ate our lunch.

We found this walk in our Lonely Planet Japan guide. If you are in the area it is well worth doing.

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8 thoughts on “Nakatsugawa, Magome and Tsumago”

  1. wow more amazing photos! Karen in short sleeves amazing weather for late October in that part of the world. I expect to see Shintaro the Samurai an Tombei the mist pop out in one of your village scenes!

      1. Hi Alison, thanks for your compliment. It’s a very scenic area for photography and the hike is actually less than 8 kms on an easy to follow path. Recommend it if you’re ever in the area. Cheers, Mark

    1. Hi. Thanks for reading my blog. I agree with your comment. There are many wonderful places to visit in Japan. We have just returned from Japan, only 3 days into a planned month long trip, due to corona virus. Hope to return next year when things settle down. Cheers, Mark

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